Friday, January 08, 2010

The Taking of Pelham 123

Not a great deal to report here, especially as I haven't seen the original. Denzel Washington's performance is nuanced and rather appealing, while Travolta's is nuanced and rather annoying.

If with Law Abiding Citizen we found that the slightly jimmy scenario hardly smothered the film's entertainment value, here there were moments where the tension suddenly reached a credibility barrier and pulled up short...particularly once the action has moved away from the trapped subway trains.

Grade: B

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